Welcome to “Free Film Friday”! Every Friday we will be sharing a short free film for you to enjoy. Tell us what you think, and what you’d like to see us present…
Runaway is a short animated film set to music by Ben Charest (you may know him from Triplets of Belleville. And if you don’t, you should go rent it right now!), about a train ride that goes horribly wrong.
Director Cordell Barker has done a few films with the National Film Board of Canada. The Cat Came Back (1988) and Strange Invaders (2001) both won several awards and were nominated for Oscars. Runaway is his latest film.
What continues to amaze me is the amount of work that goes into producing short films. You’d think an eight minute piece would be relatively quick and easy to throw together. But anyone in the film industry would probably want to chase me out of the room shaking a pitch fork for uttering such blasphemous words.
Barker discusses the process of creating Runaway here (but watch the film first!).
What do you think? Send us a comment with your film review.
Image from “Runaway”